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admixture

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noun ad·mix·ture \ad-ˈmiks-chər\

Simple Definition of admixture

  • : something added by mixing

  • : something formed by mixing

Full Definition of admixture

  1. 1 a :  the action of mixing b :  the fact of being mixed

  2. 2 a :  something added by mixing b :  a product of mixing :  mixture

Examples of admixture

  1. an alloy that includes a small admixture of silver

  2. <an admixture of rose petals and lavender for a fragrant potpourri>



Origin of admixture

Latin admixtus, past participle of admiscēre to mix with, from ad- + miscēre to mix — more at mix


First Known Use: 1605

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